Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 16:15:42 +1100 Source: Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network Via: Yvan Souares We have just been made aware of the recent occurrence of cases of dengue type 2 (confirmed) in Wallis and Futuna [French territory]. Official notification is underway, together with more technical and epidemiological information. Note that apart from 5 cases of dengue type 3 notified in 1995, the last dengue epidemic in Wallis and Futuna was of type 3, in 1989 (2361 notified cases). Contact persons : Dr. Yvan Souares (yvans@spc.org.nc) Dr. Tom Kiedrzynski (tomk@spc.org.nc) Mrs. Elise Benyon (eliseb@spc.org.nc) Mina Vilayleck (minav@spc.org.nc) Ginette Soheadi (ginettes@spc.org.nc) -- Dr. Yvan Souares SPC Community Health Programme Focal Point, PPHSNetwork Coordinating Body ph : (687) 26.20.00 fax : (687) 26.38.18 www : http://www.spc.org.nc/ http://www.spc.org.nc/surveillance2.htm e-mail: yvans@spc.org.nc
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 11:54:04 +1100 From: Tom Kiedrzynski Via: Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network Sender: Dr Bezannier Gerard, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Hygiene, Prevention and Major Epidemic Disease Control. Dengue 2 virus has established itself in the Territory. It has spread to all the districts of Wallis but has not yet reached Futuna. Total since Aug 1 : 109 cases, 20 hospitalisations, 25 confirmations. The cases: these cases are the ones reported by doctors on the basis of non-specific symptoms (fever, asthenia, headache, body aches) which are nevertheless revealing in this context. Hospitalisations: associated with hyperthermia (temperature of 40-41 C in children in particular). No severe form has been detected. No deaths have been reported. Confirmations: by virus isolation at Institut Pasteur [Noumea]. Virological confirmation is only routinely requested for hospitalised patients. -- SPC Community Health Programme Focal Point Pacific Public Health Surveillance Coordinating Body TEL: (687) 26 20 00 FAX: (687) 26 38 18 WWW: http://www.spc.org.nc/ http://www.spc.org.nc/surveillance2.htm Contact persons : Dr. Yvan Souares Dr. Tom Kiedrzynski Mrs. Elise Benyon Ms Mina Vilayleck
Six new cases were reported in 1981.
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